Queensland Institute of Medical Research finds genes may determine cancer survival

QIMR researchers, as part of an international study, found that a variant in the OCA2 gene which is most commonly associated with skin pigmentation, hair and eye colour, is associated with increased survival in breast cancer patients

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The study analysed 3,700 breast cancer patients for the specific single change in the OCA2 genetic sequence.

Professor Georgia Chenevix-Trench, says “those with the rare variation had a predicted survival rate of 83% at 10 years, compared to the common variant, which we found had a predicted 60% survival after 10 years.”


This information will help further understanding of cancer and provide more effective cancer treatments.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News

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One response to “Queensland Institute of Medical Research finds genes may determine cancer survival

  1. tracey

    Sounds like pretty cool stuff.

    I wonder how this will help traditional vz alternative theories of cancer treatment. Any ideas?

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